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    Hi, i'm currently doing a level 3 IT apprenticeship and the qualifications this will get me 2 seperate qualifications the first being Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles and the second being Level 3 Diploma in Professional and Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals. I understand that this is definitlye not getting me to university to study computer science but my local college does a hnc/hnd which is 2 years then you can do an extra year for your degree, i will have had a year and a half experience also as well as having a microsoft certified certificate in HTML5, i assume this makes me 'underqualified' but i know they can accept you based on experience, do you think if i demonstrated my technical skills in particular programming and show some of my projects they would consider me
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    (Original post by Jkenyonn)
    Hi, i'm currently doing a level 3 IT apprenticeship and the qualifications this will get me 2 seperate qualifications the first being Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles and the second being Level 3 Diploma in Professional and Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals. I understand that this is definitlye not getting me to university to study computer science but my local college does a hnc/hnd which is 2 years then you can do an extra year for your degree, i will have had a year and a half experience also as well as having a microsoft certified certificate in HTML5, i assume this makes me 'underqualified' but i know they can accept you based on experience, do you think if i demonstrated my technical skills in particular programming and show some of my projects they would consider me
    There's a possibility that your qualifications attract ucas points, speak to your local college as Btec qualifications can attract ucas points but i m struggling to find what your particular one is worth.
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    There's a possibility that your qualifications attract ucas points, speak to your local college as Btec qualifications can attract ucas points but i m struggling to find what your particular one is worth.
    I don't think its worth a whole lot one of the qualifications is an NVQ so i won't get any for that but the other is only like 36 points, i'm pretty sure i dont have enough but it does say if you have relevant experience in the field your application will be taken in to consideration and i would be more than happy to show off my skills because i know i am just as good especially with programming like show them some projects etc..
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    (Original post by Jkenyonn)
    I don't think its worth a whole lot one of the qualifications is an NVQ so i won't get any for that but the other is only like 36 points, i'm pretty sure i dont have enough but it does say if you have relevant experience in the field your application will be taken in to consideration and i would be more than happy to show off my skills because i know i am just as good especially with programming like show them some projects etc..
    It's worth a try as your experience is clearly relevant you ll only know if you ask
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    Wow, you can actually get certificates in HTML5 - and even worse, endorsed by Microsoft!? :lolwut: I can imagine the expression on the IT hiring manager's face...

    As for the topic, yes you can get a HND, perhaps in Engineering or Computer Science related if you wish.
 
 
 
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